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South Sudan runs out of cash

JOHANNESBURG, March 15 – South Sudan has run out of cash and the economy will not be fixed unless the ongoing civil war is brought to a halt. President Salva Kiir openly admitted as much on Wednesday and acknowledged that peace and stability had to return to the country in order for investors and other […]

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Former SA defence force colonel sentenced to death by South Sudan court

JOHANNESBURG, February – A South Sudan court on Friday sentenced a South African ex-colonel to be executed by hanging, a witness told Reuters, this after he was convicted of conspiracy and attempting to overthrow the government. Retired colonel William Endley,  55, had been providing advice to former-vice-president-turned-rebel-leader Riek Machar, whose forces have been fighting a civil war […]

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Peacekeepers essential to South Sudan – UN

JOHANNESBURG, September 21 – The UN Commission on Human Rights (UNHCR) has warned that should South Sudan President Salva Kiir hold elections before he accepts peacekeepers, a ceasefire and political opposition, the country’s war will only worsen, Reuters reported on Thursday. “It’s just a story of absolutely unimaginable cruelty,” Yasmin Sooka, head of the UN […]